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Unit 11 Schedule
2013-2014


The following schedule information was prepared at the beginning of the unit.  It is not fixed in stone. It's role is to serve as an organizational tool for students to find both required and helpful resources relevant to daily activities. The schedule is seldom updated as the unit progresses; if we fall behind, then topics or depth of topics will be reduced in order to keep the overall pace required to maximize coverage of the entire curriculum. 


Day 1: Wednesday, January 8

Lesson Plan:
  • Organization:  packets, test comments, viewing tests, what's up these three days, etc.
  • Preview Second Semester: three units, a project, and a field trip
  • Work: def'n, examples and non-examples, equation, units, scalar; do selected problems from pp. 1-4 of Packet
  • Do Lab E1 - It's All Uphill

Homework:
  • TPC Reading:  Read Lesson 1a and Lesson 1e of Work and Energy
  • Review for Final Exam

Announcements:
  • This is a long unit with several labs, five reading sheets, several sets of internet problems and 10 sublevels of Minds On Physics. Pace yourself; stay on top of your work.

Online Help:



Day 2: Friday, January 10

Lesson Plan:
  • Review work; complete coverage of pp. 2-4 of Packet
  • Discuss power - definition, meaning, equation, units; do example calculations; do p. 5

Homework:
  • WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 1
  • MOP - do ass't WE1 of Work and Energy module

Announcements:
  • This is a long unit with several labs, five reading sheets, several sets of internet problems and 10 sublevels of Minds On Physics.  Pace yourself; stay on top of your work.

Online Help:
   

Final Exam week interrupts the early goings of the unit.

   
Day 3: Tuesday, January 21

Lesson Plan:
  • Organization: grades, second semester preview; next year's courses
  • Discuss work - definition, 3 components, formula, units, scalar, + vs. - work; reading sheet; ClassMint
  • Twosomes: pp. 1-2, Q#1-5
  • Mathematics: p. 3, #6
  • As time allows: discuss power - definition, meaning, equation, units; do example calculations; do p. 4

Homework:

Announcements:
  • Lab notebooks will be collected at any time (and maybe even by the end of this week);  stay on top of your reporting.

Online Help:



Day 4: Thursday, January 23

Lesson Plan:
  • Review work; do Q#6 on p. 3
  • Discuss power; do Q#1, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Lab E3 - Powerhouse

Homework:
  • WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 1
  • MOP - do ass't WE2-WE3 of Work and Energy module

Announcements:
  • Lab notebooks will be collected soon. Stay on top of your reporting.
  • Have a good weekend.

Online Help:


 
Day 5: Monday, January 27

Lesson Plan:
    • Announce: Lab notebooks on Friday
    • Discuss potential energy, kinetic energy and mechanical energy; check Reading Guide
    • Relate work to energy change; derive two formulae; relate to Lab E1
    • In two groups:
      • Work-Energy Conversions (pp. 11-12)
      • Collect/process data for Lab E8 - Pendulum Energy

    Homework:
    • TPC Reading:  Lesson 2a-2b of Work and Energy; Reading Guide on WebAssign
    • MOP - do ass'ts WE3 - WE4 of Work and Energy module
    • Finish Lab E6 (if not finished in class)

    Announcements:
    • Concepts and mathematics grow together in this unit. Just because there's a calculator in your hand, don't neglect the importance of concepts.

    Online Help:



    Day 6: Wednesday, January 29

    Lesson Plan:
    • Discuss when TME is conserved and when it isn't; reference Lab E6 and Lab E8; check Reading Guide on Lesson 2ab
    • WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 2
    • Do Lab E7 - Energy on an Incline Lab; post-lab

      Homework:
      • MOP - do ass'ts WE1-WE4 of Work and Energy module
      • TPC Reading:  Lesson 2c - 2e of Work and Energy; Reading Guide on WebAssign
      • If not done, complete WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 2
      • Lab Notebooks

      Announcements:
      • Lab notebooks will be collected at the end of the week.

      Online Help:



      Day 7: Friday, January 31

      Lesson Plan:
      • Discuss work-energy connection; 3 labs (E1, E6, E7) ... 1 big equation ==> the keeping track of energy equation; demos: Hot Wheels and Hammer and Nail
      • E-conservation situations: do p. 7+, #1, #6, #2 and Demo; #7
      • Discuss Work-Energy Bar Charts (pp. 5-6); apply to pp. 7-9 questions
      • Check Reading Guide - Lesson 2c-2e
      • Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs E1, E3, E6, E7, and E8)

      Homework:
      • MOP - do ass't WE5-WE7 of Work and Energy module

      Announcements:
      • Doing MOP daily helps one to solidify their understanding of a concept so new concepts can be built on top of it. Do your MOPs!
      • Have a good weekend.

      Online Help:



      Day 8: Tuesday, February 4

      Lesson Plan:
      • Review E Conservation; warm-up with p. 10, Q#8
      • Problem-solving: pp. 17+ (selected problems; e. g, #2, #4, and #3)
      • MOP Quiz: WE8

      Homework:
      • WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 3
      • MOP - do ass'ts WE1-WE8 of Work and Energy module

      Announcements:
      • A test is coming soon; see The Review Session for an online review (with answers and explanations).

      Online Help:




      Day 9: Thursday, February 6

      Lesson Plan:
      • Problem-solving: pp. 18+ (selected problems; e.g., #7, #8, #5, #11)
      • Short Pop Quiz

      Homework:
      • WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 4
      • MOP - do ass't WE9 of Work and Energy

      Announcements:
      • A test is coming soon; see The Review Session for an online review (with answers and explanations).
      • Have a great weekend.

      Online Help:



      Day 10: Monday, February 10

      Lesson Plan:
      • Spring Energy: p. 16, Q#3
      • Problem-solving: pp. 19+ (selected problems; e.g., #9, #10, #12)
      • Lab E11 - Stopping Distance Lab

      Homework:
      • WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 5
      • MOP - do ass't WE10 of Work and Energy module

      Announcements:
      • A test is coming soon; see The Review Session for an online review (with answers and explanations).
      • Lab E11 will be discussed tomorrow in class. Lab Notebooks are due on Friday.

      Online Help:



      Day 11: Wednesday, February 12

      • Any MOP Codes? (1st Chance)
      • Spring Energy: p. 16, Q#4
      • Problem-solving: pp. 20 (selected problems; e.g., #13, #14)
      • Discuss/complete Lab E11 - Stopping Distance

      Homework:
      • WebAssign: Work and Energy - Ass't 6
      • If not done, complete Lab E11
      • If not done, complete MOPs
      • Prepare for test

      Announcements:
      • A test will be taken next class period; see The Review Session for an online review (with answers and explanations).

      Online Help:



      Day 12: Friday, February 14

      Lesson Plan:
      • Collect MOP Codes (last chance)
      • Collect Lab Notebooks (Lab E11)
      • Work-Energy Test

      Homework:

      Announcements:
      • We will start Unit 12 - our last unit of Mechanics - on Tuesday.

      Online Help:
      None. Too late for that.








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